Friday, June 27, 2014

MAGDALENA BRINER RUG FINISH

 
I FINISHED MY RUG YESTERDAY. IT'S QUITE
LARGE SO I'M HAPPY I COULD GET IT DONE
SO QUICKLY. USING MOSTLY THE 9.5 CUTS
HELPED IT TO GO FAST. I TOOK SOME PICS
OUT ON THE DECK IN THE SHADE TO
GET THE COLORS MORE ACCURATE IN MY PICS.






 
IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME HOW A WOOL LOOKS
HOOKED. I USED THIS GREY AND RED FOR MY
BIRD AND IT WAS LOOKING PURPLE. I SENT A PIC TO MY
FRIEND PAM TO GET HER INPUT AND SHE SUGGESTED
MAYBE IT WAS THE RED I OUTLINED THE
BIRD WITH THAT MADE IT SEEM PURPLE.
I CHANGED IT TO REVERSIBLE BLACK
 AND I THINK THAT DID
THE TRICK! THANK YOU PAM!!

 
HERE ARE THE WOOLS I USED FOR THE OTHER
TWO BIRDS.
 
 
HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW BIG THE RUG IS
IN FRONT OF OUR ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER. IT MEASURES 34" X 41".
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT STOPPED
BY MY UPDATE YESTERDAY.
I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE
TIME AND FOR PURCHASING MY HAND~MADES.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, June 26, 2014

UPDATE IS OPEN!

 
MY JUNE UPDATE ON MY PICTURETRAIL
IS NOW OPEN FOR VIEWING.
 
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY...LORI

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

JUNE UPDATE PREVIEW....

 
BIRD PINCUSHIONS IN BROWN AND GREY

 
BIRDS & BASKET QUILTED RUNNER IN BROWN,
GREY, BLACK AND TAN

 
LOG CABIN QUILT WITH APPLIQUES.
BLOCKS ARE TANS AND BROWNS

 
BIRDS X~STITCH SAMPLER

 
MY STRENGTH SAMPLER.
DESIGN BY THE PINKEEP

 
HOUSE SAMPLER PILLOW/PINKEEP.
DESIGN BY SANDRA OF
HOMESPUN ELEGANCE.

 
HETTIE, SHE IS RAG STUFFED AND
HAS TUCKS ON HER BLOUSE.

 
ADULT SIZE BONNET IN BROWN
WITH TAN DOTS.
 
I WILL OPEN MY UPDATE ON MY
PICTURETRAIL TOMORROW,
THURSDAY, JUNE 26th AT 9 AM
CENTRAL TIME. I HAVE SOME NICE
CLOSE UP PICTURES ON MY PT
YOU CAN SEE WHEN I OPEN THE UPDATE.
THE ALBUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL
TOMORROW AT NINE AM.
 
THANK YOU AND HAVE A GOOD DAY....
LORI

Monday, June 16, 2014

PEACOCK PN FINISH....

 
HERE IS A FINISH OF MY PEACOCK
PATTERN BY  MARION SCHMIDLIN.
I SHOWED A PIC A FEW POSTS BACK
OF MY BUNNY, BASKETS & BLOOMS PATTERN
DONE UP BY MARION. SHE DID A SUPERB
JOB ON THE PEACOCK AS WELL!

 
MARION CHOSE A HOMESPUN BACK
AND I THINK THE COLORS GO WITH
THE PUNCHED PIECE PERFECTLY!
THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURES MARION.
 
IT'S A LOVELY DAY HERE. I HOPE ALL HAD
A WONDERFUL FATHER'S DAY.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, June 7, 2014

SHOW & TELL....SAMPLER & RUG

 
FIRST OFF IS THIS WONDERFUL REPRODUCTION
SAMPLER STITCHED ESPECIALLY FOR ME BY
MY BESTEST FRIEND KATHY FOR MY B~DAY THIS
PAST WEEK.  I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT!
IT'S STITCHED ON LINEN AND FRAMED IN A
SPECIALLY MADE PINE FRAME BY OUR FRIEND BILL.
KATHY PAINTED IT BLACK. SHE KNOWS IT'S MY FAV!
(CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE)


LORI B. OF NOTFORGOTTEN FARM RECENTLY
HAD A POST ABOUT THE LOOK OF A FLOSS BLENDING
IN WITH THE LINEN SO THAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS
FADED OVER TIME. I THINK KATHY ACHIEVED THAT
BEAUTIFULLY WITH THIS SAMPLER AND IT'S
ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT IT. SHE USED
MY FAVORITE DMC RED 355 FOR THE ALPHIES AND
AN OVER DYED FOR THE BANDS.

 
THIS IS MY ADAPTATION OF AN ANTIQUE
RUG MADE BY MAGDALENA BRINER EBY.
I'VE BEEN WANTING TO HOOK THIS FOR SO
LONG AND AM HAPPY TO BE DOING IT.
(PICS OF RUG ARE WITH FLASH)

 
I'VE USED ALL OFF THE BOLT WOOLS
SO FAR.  I'M DOING MY WIDEST CUT WHICH
IS A 9.5 FOR MOST OF IT. THAT MAKES IT
GO MUCH FASTER! IT'S HARDER TO ACHIEVE
THE ANTIQUE LOOK WITH THE WIDER CUTS AS
YOU RUN OUT OF ROOM TO USE DIFFERENT
WOOLS SO I'M USING SOME 8 CUTS FOR THE DARKER
LINES IN THE BACKGROUND TO GET THAT OLD LOOK.
I'M NOT TRYING TO COPY THE ANTIQUE RUG EXACTLY.
FIRST OFF, MY COLORS ARE DARKER AND ALSO WITH
THE WIDER CUTS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO TRY TO HOOK IT
SIMILAR. BUT I THINK IT'S COMING OUT OK AND HAS
AN OLD LOOK TO IT SO I AM PLEASED. IT'S A BIG RUG.
WE'VE HAD A NICE COOL WEEK HERE IN THE SEVENTIES
SO I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY TO GET IT HOOKED
WHILE IT'S COOL.
 
I PLAN TO HAVE AN UPDATE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS
OR SO. I HOPE YOU WILL KEEP CHECKING BACK TO
SEE WHAT THE DATE AND TIME WILL BE FOR THAT.
I WON'T KNOW TILL I GET THIS RUG DONE AND
FINISH UP WHAT I'VE STARTED SO PLEASE DO COME
BACK AND SEE. I DON'T WORK WELL UNDER PRESSURE
SO I DON'T WANT TO SET A DATE JUST YET!
 
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND.  WE'VE
BEEN WORKING AT PAINTING SOME THINGS OUTSIDE ON OUR
HOUSE AND HAVE NEW PICTURE WINDOWS ORDERED
FOR THE LIVING AND DINING ROOMS THAT MAY BE
READY TO INSTALL THE END OF JUNE. WILL HAVE SOME
HOUSE PICS WHEN WE GET MORE DONE.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI